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Identification and Creation
Object Number
M9315
People
After Winslow Homer, American (Boston, MA 1836 - 1910 Prouts Neck, ME)
Engraved by Unidentified Artist
Title
The Approach of the British Pirate "Alabama"
Other Titles
Series/Book Title: Harper's Weekly, vol. VII, no. 330, April 25, 1863
Classification
Prints
Work Type
print
Date
1863
Culture
American
Location
Level 3, Room 3600, University Research Gallery
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Physical Descriptions
Medium
Wood engraving and letterpress on off-white laid paper
Technique
Wood engraving and letterpress
Dimensions
image: 35 × 23.3 cm (13 3/4 × 9 3/16 in.)
sheet: 40.6 × 27.4 cm (16 × 10 13/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: lower left, in block: HOMER Del
  • inscription: below image, printed: THE APPROACH OF THE BRITISH PIRATE "ALABAMA."
  • inscription: above image, printed: 268 HARPER'S WEEKLY. [April 25, 1863.
Provenance
W. G. Russell Allen, gift; to Fogg Art Museum, 1938
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
Foster 67
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of W. G. Russell Allen
Accession Year
1938
Object Number
M9315
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Publication History

Colleen Walsh, "The Artist as Witness", The Harvard Gazette (September 13, 2019), e-journal, https://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2019/09/winslow-homers-work-as-civil-war-art-correspondent-focus-of-eyewitness-exhibit-at-harvard/, accessed September 17, 2019

Exhibition History

Winslow Homer: Eyewitness, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 08/31/2019 - 01/05/2020

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